Christaliban folks, caught on the hop by the public response to the idea that LGBTI kids can be expelled from schools, are now starting to fight back.
- Two mums told their daughter won’t be enrolled.
- Two dads told not to come to parents nights.
- Kids told not to talk about their gay parents or face expulsion.
“I think that you explain: this is a Christian school, that unless the child is prepared to accept that it is chaste, that it is searching for alternatives as well, that the school may decide that it might be better for the child as well that he goes somewhere else. I think it’s a loving response.”
…but not that much.
The reason there are no stories of LGBTI kids being expelled is that schools know they would face a firestorm if they tried it. So they fly under the radar and use threats, pressure and ‘kindly Christian concern’ to do the job instead.
This gay kid is unhappy at our school? No problem: perhaps she’d be happier elsewhere. This one is being bullied over his gay dads: perhaps you should move him to a school where they know how to handle this.
Check out stories like these: meanwhile, I’m going back to breakfast on my balcony overlooking the Coral Sea!
Gay dad unwelcome
Pressure just short of expulsion
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